I did it! I finished my first homemade knit hat! It was knit with a size 11 16" circular needle, with Mission Falls 1824 Wool in a Navy-ish color and a brick reddish color. I am way too excited about this. The biggest challenge was definitely finishing it, what with the knit 2 together part...but I managed to figure it out! And now that I have conquered the hat, I can get back to my checkerboard scarf.
I would also like to point out that this unflattering picture is all about the hat, not the girl without make-up whose hair is still wet who is grinning foolishly at the digital camera she is operating herself. I'm just saying. Because when I fix myself up and take myself out, I actually do look like a girl.